I recently saw a Luster Premium take home tooth whitening kit that had a light like zoom. Are they the same?
Karen J.- Memphis, TN
No, they are not the same. The light with Luster is not strong enough to do anything. I think it is there to make you think it is similar to Zoom Whitening. Luster’s “whitening” ingredient is Zinc Oxide. This ingredient sticks to your teeth and makes them look whiter, but it will only be temporary. It is not actually removing any stains, and the whiteness will fade away.
With professional teeth whitening, on the other hand, your teeth will be made permanently whiter. This is because it changes the pigment of your tooth from the inside out. All your tooth stains are oxidized away.
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